New Rochelle’s annual Independence Day celebration, featuring Fireworks by Grucci at the waterfront, kicks off at 9:30pm on Thursday, July 4th, rain or shine. There’s great viewing from Hudson and Five Islands Parks. Just before and after the fireworks, nearby streets will be closed to cars so that pedestrians can walk safely, and parking will … Continue reading New Rochelle Fireworks
On this 50th anniversary of Stonewall, I am grateful to live in a community where everyone is encouraged to be their truest self, and where all people are celebrated for their individuality. Thank you to New Rochelle’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee for leading our expression of hometown Pride. Love is love.
So how can I not post these photos from the groundbreaking of the Humane Society’s expansion? The Humane Society of Westchester serves our entire region, but I am proud that it is located in New Rochelle and grateful for the terrific work of its staff and volunteers. And that puppy was really, really cute!
Back in March, New Rochelle and our master developers RXR announced an exciting contest to offer a year’s free rent to one fortunate artist. In response, we received more than 100 outstanding submissions — a tribute to our community’s burgeoning cultural and creativity energy. Since then, an evaluation panel has had the difficult task of … Continue reading You Can Choose the Winning Artist
Congratulations to Liz Fried and Yadira Ramos-Herbert who won their Democratic primary elections yesterday. Liz won with an overwhelming 75% of the vote, while Yadira won a closer, but still decisive, victory with about 57% (one precinct still needs to report, so that number could change a little bit.) Because there are no Republican Council … Continue reading Primary Election Recap
If you’re a Democrat, please remember to vote in today’s Democratic primary election. The polls are open from 6am to 9pm. I support Yadira Ramos-Herbert in Council District 3 and Liz Fried in Council District 6. There are also judicial primaries throughout New Rochelle (and throughout Westchester County.)
Thank you to the Grogan Family, who partnered with New Rochelle’s Department of Parks & Recreation to remake the basketball courts at Pinebrook Park. Named in loving memory of Kieran Grogan, the courts have never looked (or played) better. Over the weekend, hundreds of friends and neighbors gathered for a basketball tournament. Here’s the winning … Continue reading Kieran’s Courts Open at Pinebrook Park
I was pleased to welcome Senator Chuck Schumer back to New Rochelle this afternoon. He visited the Hugh Doyle Senior Center to push for bipartisan legislation that would crack down on telephone scams and filter out unwanted automated calls. Here’s more information.
I had been trying to find the right words to describe plans for a new Remington Boys and Girls Club. Fortunately, Council Member Jared Rice did such a good job outlining the project and its context that I need only link to his post. Check it out here. This would be a great resource for … Continue reading Plans Advance for New Boys & Girls Club
360 Huguenot, the first major downtown project from New Rochelle’s master developers at RXR, has begun leasing — another milestone in our city’s ongoing downtown renewal. Read all about it in this press release or on the project’s website. In addition to both market-rate and affordable apartments, 360 Huguenot will feature a performing arts space, … Continue reading 360 Huguenot Begins Leasing